For whatever reason, when the temperature drops, I NEED ice cream//Frozen Yogurt.

Now, ice cream is not the most nutrient dense food and there are better for you options that will satisfy that craving.  The first three ingredients are normally Milk, Cream and Sugar.

Side Note: Ingredients on a nutrition facts label are listed from most to least amount of ingredients in the product.  Ideally you want to stay away from ingredients you cannot pronounce.

I mentioned better for you options! There are protein frozen yogurts like Halo Top or ProYo which I think taste fantastic– OR you can make NICE CREAM yourself.

Side Note: It is called Nice Cream because the base is not milk, it is frozen bananas!

I hope y’all enjoy these better for you ice cream options–I am obsessed!

 

Choc-O-Coconut covered Banana Nice Cream

Yields 8 oz, 1/4 cup serving size

2 small frozen bananas, quartered

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1/3 cup coconut flakes

1/4 cup 75% dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup water

Combine ingredients in Blender/Vitamix/NutriBullet or food processor, blend until consistency is smooth (5 minutes).  Add more water if needed.  Freeze.

Per Serving: 200 calories, 11 grams Fat, 8 grams Saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 21 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams Fiber, 11 grams sugar, 7 grams Protein.

Blue Banana Coco-Nut Nice Cream

Yields 12 oz, 1/4 cup serving size

3 Small frozen bananas, quartered

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup coconut flakes

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup water

Combine ingredients in Blender/Vitamix/NutriBullet or food processor, blend until consistency is smooth (5 minutes or so).  Add more water if needed.  Freeze.

Per Serving: 170 Calories, 10 grams Fat, 4.5 grams Saturated Fat, 0 mg Sodium, 19 grams Carbohydrate, 4 grams Fiber, 10 grams Sugar, 4 grams Protein.

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Try them out and let me know how you like them or if you have suggestions//edits to the recipes!

Enjoy, Stay Warm, and Safe!

xoxo,

Lauren 🙂

 

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